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That certainly is your motif, the red and white
Yes. Well, it's the only thing that makes anything
gay looking. And at the concert, we gave red and white carnations
to everyone who came in -- everyone who would accept one.
Most people couldn't believe these were being given anything.
The performers were Isaao Stern, who is of course one
of the greatest violinists alive, and Van Cliburn who is from
Texas and fortunately one of the greatest piano players alive.
I doubt that the President ever sat through a concert before, but
he was in extremely good humor and very interested in the playing
of Mr. Cliburn.
Are you implying that he isn't very interested
No, he isn't very interested in music and, as far
as I know, seldom goes to the theatre, and never to the opera. I
think he would actually like all these things if he had, as a young
man, been more exposed to them. But he has worked very, very hard
all his life, been extremely busy and had fantastic responsibilities,
he's been interested in other things and never been forced to be
involved in anything of this area.
That's one area of his life that hasn't been
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